Chloe Johnstone

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BSc (Hons), PG Dip, MBACP
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Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12
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About me

Hello, I'm Chloe Johnstone, a dedicated psychotherapist with a passion for supporting individuals. I offer collaborative psychotherapy with my use of the Relational Approach, and my Integrative training allows me to draw from various approaches. Including, but not limited to:

  • Transactional Analysis
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Somatic Therapy

Relational psychotherapy emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client. Together, we would consider the role of interpersonal dynamics and how past relationships, especially in early life, influence your current psychological state.

When requested, my approach can involve understanding of the nervous system and somatic practices, which allows me to work holistically, considering both psychological and physical factors which may be affecting well-being. This approach is appears to be particularly useful for people who are self-aware but struggle to make effective change. 

Psychotherapy for Neurodiverse Individuals

I aim to provide a safe and inclusive environment where neurodiverse individuals can explore their experiences and develop strategies to enhance their overall well-being. DBT's emphasis on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness can be particularly beneficial for neurodiverse individuals.

I'm dedicated to offering psychotherapy that is both empathetic and informed, ensuring that individuals receive the support they need to thrive. Together, we will embark on the journey to get you where you'd like to be. 

Credentials

I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), which ensures that I follow a strict code of ethics and maintain the highest professional standards. I hold professional insurance. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People - Ellesmere Centre for Psychotherapy and Training (2019)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University (2019)
  • Counselling Clients on the Autistic Spectrum - Aspire Autism Training (2019)
  • Eight-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Wendy Showell-Nicholas (2019)
  • Suicide Bereavement - Bradford Bereavement Support (2018)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Interpersonal & Counselling Skills - Leeds Beckett University (2017)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling (First Class) - University of Huddersfield (2016)

Throughout my academic journey, I've delved into a range of psychological and counselling domains, including child development, social psychology, cognitive and biological psychology, as well as advanced counselling skills and the psychology of health and well-being. My commitment to learning and self-improvement has allowed me to acquire a well-rounded understanding of the field.

My journey in the world of psychotherapy has been a journey of continuous learning and growth. It all began with my work as a volunteer trainee counsellor at Bradford Bereavement Support and at 'Just B,' a counselling service provided by St Michael's Hospice in Harrogate. Here, I had the privilege of offering support to individuals during some of their most challenging moments. This experience was humbling and deeply enriching.

In addition to my work with these organizations, I also dedicated my time and skills as a volunteer for the Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS), where I was a part of their 'Connect' service. In this role, I provided valuable over-the-phone and online support to individuals facing crises in the Leeds area. The opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need was a truly rewarding experience.

In 2019, I took a step forward and started my own private psychotherapy practice. I am grateful that it has been a successful journey since then. This venture has allowed me to work directly with individuals, creating a safe and welcoming space for personal growth and emotional well-being. I'm continually inspired by the progress and transformations that clients experience on this path.

I'm here to offer support, not as someone who has all the answers, but as a fellow traveller on the journey of personal growth and healing. Your well-being is my priority, and I'm dedicated to providing a therapeutic experience that is both empathetic and informed. Thank you for considering me as your partner on this journey.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition to my general psychotherapy practice, I have a wealth of experience in addressing specific areas and issues, ensuring that individuals receive the support they need to navigate life's challenges. These are some of the specialised areas I work with:

Bereavement and Grief Support: I have a deep understanding of the complexities of grief and the issues that may accompany the loss of a loved one. Whether you are facing the recent loss of a family member, friend, or loved one, or are struggling with unresolved grief, I am here to offer a compassionate and empathetic space for you to process your emotions and find a path towards healing.

Supporting Young People in Transitions: I work closely with young people who are navigating the significant life transition from school to their next steps, which may include university, work, or remaining at home. This period of life can be filled with uncertainty and challenges, and I aim to provide guidance, empowerment, and support to individuals during this crucial phase of their journey.

Neurodiversity and Autism Support:

I specialise in supporting individuals with neurodiverse traits, including autism and ADHD. I integrate Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to provide a comprehensive and inclusive therapeutic experience. Whether you're seeking support for autism, ADHD, or other neurodiverse traits, my approach empowers you to navigate life's challenges and embark on a path towards personal growth and emotional well-being.

These specialised areas of focus are an extension of my commitment to providing inclusive, empathetic, and informed psychotherapy. My goal is to offer support tailored to your unique needs, helping you navigate the specific challenges you face. Whether you're grieving, transitioning in life, or seeking to understand your neurodiversity, I'm here to provide a safe and supportive space for your journey.

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Fees

£60.00 - £70.00

Additional information

I offer daytime sessions for individuals at a rate of £60 for a sixty minute hour. Emergency out of hours sessions are priced at £70.

When I work

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My working hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:30am - 17:00pm.

Further information

I am DBS checked and hold professional indemnity insurance which fully covers my work.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12

Type of session

Online
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Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Chloe Johnstone
Chloe Johnstone